second listening - even better than the first. likely the most impactful piece of media I have consumed during the past few years. the story is, as we all know, fantastic. but the dramatic reading in this edition is amazing, as well. Alan Alda just kills in his performance.
Best performance of any audio book that I've read!!
The book is nothing like the movie.
What makes this audio book so amazing is because of the cast. They kept me interested about how new it felt. I liked how they talked about many other countries and how they tried to fight it. Every new person he talked to made the story fresh everytime. The all star cast read it perfectly to give me the imagination of every single person interviewed. I love this audio book.
The use of multiple actors really brought the story to life. I previously read the book but had to get audio edition due to the cast. Both the story and acting are superior to the movie.
Star and varied cast make it interesting. Subject and style unique and interesting Impossible to keep track of names and characters. Very interesting. Worth the effort required to keep up.
The plot of the book is complex, the various stories interweave with each other, giving the entire narration a universal tone and is incredible to listen to, to travel along with. Each story highlights a different facet of daily life...political, cultural, societal...and although it isn't a 'new' story...it's almost scary how relevant it is.
*please don't judge it on its movie, it is far better written*
The casting is stellar, lots of recognizable names and voices to be sure...but each voice...each actor is incredible.
Max Brooks, who acts as the narrator has the warmest voice and he easily carries you, almost seamlessly from country to country...story to story.
This book is unlike any other I've listened to, I would and do recommend it.
So dang good.
It's hard to pick a favourite, since there are so many different stories. I think the part with the young girl was the most chilling one, but the segment with Mets fan and the downed plane was well done too.
I like that the narrator was interviewing the different survivors, that was well done.
The part with the South African plan and the interview about Paul Redeker.
Love love love the production of this book. Please make more audio books with such awesome production. N
The voice acting was fantastic! A great break from the standard zombie story format that manages to create a compelling and personal global narrative.
I do love this book. I have listened to it several times and I'm sure I'll listen to it several times more. The complete edition is also very much worth the purchase, even if you already have the earlier abridged version. Some of the added stories are referenced in stories that were included in the abridged version.